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Joanna Lumley

Highest Rated:   93% James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Lowest Rated:   8% Doogal (2006)
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Birthplace:   Srinagar, Kashmir, India
The daughter of a high-born British military major, actress Joanna Lumley was a model before entering films with 1968's Some Girls Do. In 1976, she took on the Diana Rigg-like female lead on the British TV action series The New Avengers, costarring Patrick MacNee of the old Avengers. Joanna also costarred in two of Blake Edwards' Pink Panther movies of the '80s. Thoroughly jettisoning her previous cool-glamour image, Joanna Lumley costarred with Jennifer Saunders in the 1993 British TV sitcom Absolutely Fabulous as a pair of boozing, bawdy functionaries in the '90s fashion world (the series was picked up by the American cable network Comedy Central in 1994). So popular was Ms. Lumley's characterization of potty-mouthed, cheap-thrill-seeking Patsy that, shortly after the premiere of Absolutely Fabulous, she was being imitated in TV commercials by comic actor John Cleese!On the big screen she appeared in Cold Comfort Farm, James and the Giant Peach, and The Cat's Meow before returning to her signature role as Patsy Stone for another run of Absolutely Fabulous in 2001. After that she could be seen in Eurotrip, and provided voiceover work in both Doogal and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. She starred in the series Clatterford, and had a prominent part in the 2011 project Late Bloomers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Andorra
  • Mrs. Quay
2017
59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Patsy Stone
2016
58% Me Before You
  • Mary Rawlinson
2016
40% She's Funny That Way
  • Vivian Claremont
2015
15% Absolutely Anything
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Making Of A Lady
  • Lady Maria Byrne
2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Aunt Emma
2013
43% Late Bloomers
  • Charlotte
2012
No Score Yet The Man Who Shot The 60s
  • Actor
2012
33% Boogie Woogie
  • Alfreda Rhinegold
2010
25% Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Girl Friday
  • Actor
2007
8% Doogal
  • Ermintrude (UK)
2006
83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  • Maudeline Everglot
2005
60% The Magic Roundabout (Doogal)
  • Actor
2005
50% Ella Enchanted
  • Dame Olga
2004
No Score Yet Parting Shots
  • Actor
2004
46% Eurotrip
  • Hostel Clerk
2003
75% The Cat's Meow
  • Elinor Glyn
2001
46% Maybe Baby
  • Sheila
2000
No Score Yet Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
  • Half Tusk
2000
No Score Yet Mad Cows
  • Gillian
1999
No Score Yet Parting Shots
  • Fred
1999
No Score Yet Nancherrow
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Weather in the Streets
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Tale of Sweeney Todd
  • Mrs. Lovett
1998
No Score Yet Coming Home
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet A Rather English Marriage
  • Lizzie Franks
1998
No Score Yet Prince Valiant
  • Morgan Le Fey
1997
83% Cold Comfort Farm
  • Mrs. Smiling
1996
93% James and the Giant Peach
  • Aunt Spiker
1996
No Score Yet Forgotten Toys
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet How To Be Absolutely Fabulous
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Innocent Lies
  • Lady Helena Graves
1995
No Score Yet Class Act
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Perfect Hero
  • Loretta Stone
1991
No Score Yet A Ghost in Monte Carlo
  • Actor
1990
67% Shirley Valentine
  • Marjorie
1989
No Score Yet The Glory Boys
  • Helen
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Mistral's Daughters
  • Lally Longbridge
1984
No Score Yet Mistral's Daughter
  • Actor
1984
29% Curse of the Pink Panther
  • Countess Chandra
1983
No Score Yet The Weather in the Streets
  • Kate
1983
25% Trail of the Pink Panther
  • Marie Jouvet
1982
No Score Yet The Satanic Rites of Dracula
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Don't Just Lie There, Say Something
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Dracula: The Satanic Rites
  • Jessica
1973
78% The House That Dripped Blood
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Tam Lin
  • Georgia
1971
No Score Yet The Breaking of Bumbo
  • Actor
1970
82% On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • English Girl
1969
No Score Yet Some Girls Do
  • Actor
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Michael McIntyre Chat Show
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Actor
  • Guest
No Score Yet Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
  • Patsy Stone
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Esme Ford Liz
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Inspector Lewis
2007-2015
  • Esme Ford
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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